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Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad

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Address: 136 E. Main St., Milford, NY 13807, Cooperstown, NY
Phone Number: 607-432-2429
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Owned and operated by the Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society...

Owned and operated by the Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society and Leatherstocking Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, this scenic railroad features vintage cars, steel-truss bridges and a restored Milford (N.Y.) depot as a destination.

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Nice Fall Foilage Trip

We took their fall foliage excursion on Columbus Day. The weather was perfect and the trip was nice. It takes about 2 hours for the whole thing. The train heads down the valley... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Earl R
Grand Island, New York, United States
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Grand Island, New York, United States
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We took their fall foliage excursion on Columbus Day. The weather was perfect and the trip was nice. It takes about 2 hours for the whole thing. The train heads down the valley north towards Cooperstown. You can sit in a dining car, regular car and they have an open car which was perfect for this day. They do have... More 

Thank Earl R
Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, United States
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Got much more than we excepted. It was a bargain. Got a large buffet dinner of authentic German food. Stopped for an hour and a half up the line to a pavilion where they had a great German band and the staff was wonderful. We had a great time.

Thank Larry H
Oneonta, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Way over priced. do the Adirondack or the Rodchester ride don't waste the money. It is about double the others.

Thank Thomas H
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stopped by on an off day with our young son, who loves all things train related. One of the volunteer staff went out of his way to give us a tour and information on the railroad, his knowledge & enthusiasm were contagious! This location should be much higher on the "things to do" list.

Thank RamblinMurphy
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Congrats to the railroad , volunteers, and private motorcar (speeder) owners for a wonderful time this past weekend. The public was allowed to go through equipment normally off-limits and ride on several speeders, velocipedes and handcars much to the joy of the children. The inside Lionel model railroad gave much enjoyment to a throng of youngsters who ran the 3... More 

1 Thank D N J T
Albany, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My friend and I decided to ride the rails and hopefully enjoy good food, and entertainment. What we discovered was excessive drinking, cigarette smoke, and pipes of pot being passed around stinking up the air while we tried to listen to the band!!!! People were hitting the bar car hard and carrying four to five cans of beer with them... More 

1 Thank Ann P
Cooperstown, New York
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11 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Maybe something children might enjoy. Very pricey for a slow train ride from it's origin, then back to it's origin. Went on here twice. Once with a class trip and once with a friend. Too loud outside for a conversation. Perhaps more enjoyable for a tourist wanting to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage that Upstate has to offer. Will not... More 

2 Thank yolanda g
Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Yesterday a group of friends organized a superb outing on The C&CV riding the Ice Cream train north from Milford Depot. The railroad folks very generously loaded twelve canoes and kayaks on their flatbed and then let us off the train just south of Cooperstown. We put the canoes and kayaks in the river and paddled back down to a... More 

3 Thank PeterinAlbany
Albany, NY
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116 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

First of all, I would like to start by thanking the staff of the railroad for being so incredibly accommodating in light of our special request. Ours was not an ordinary ride. For years my husband has wanted to canoe down the Susquehanna River; it starts at the south end of the lake. After doing some research he wondered if... More 

Thank albanywanderer
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We missed the fall foliage the weekend we took the train. It was a pumpkin patch train which was fun. They provided free snacks (apple cider and cider cookies) and you could purchase snacks too. This train was a working train in the 1950's-1960's (I think). The staff on the train are all volunteers and we had a nice time... More 


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